jadot: It's astonishing how many people here are making judgements on Which the better camera might be, Nikon or Canon?
They are most likely incredible tools for people with Nikon or Canon lenses. One may be better in some areas, the other may be better in others. If you've got Nikon glass buy the D800. If you've got Canon glass, buy the 5D3.
All the talk here of switching brands is hilarious.
As a generalisation you can pretty much guarantee that you will NOT care about very slight differences in AF, Noise rendering, Mega Pixels between brands as much as you won't be able to justify spending a massive amount of money on new lenses, speed lights (sic), batteries, and more lenses for your new adopted "better" system.
Absolutely right! This peeing contest is getting rather boring. If you are a good photographer it does not matter what kind of camera you use. If your are not, it does not matter either! It is simple as that. I use Nikon because I like Nikon but not because I dislike Canon. However, I have never been able to tell with what kind of camera a photo I like is taken!
philo123: So Guys Nikon has put a 36MP FF sensor in the D800 and just a 16MP in the D4 and which model is aimed at the pros? Hmmm.....Smells of marketing hype to me for the prosumer/enthusiast market. Looking at the replies here it looks like a good picture has yet to be taken because we've never had a 36MP sensor. Keep your money in your pockets and buy good glass as that's what really counts.
Just few things: D4 can take 11-12 frames p. sec as the d800 can produce 3-4. D4 has wider ISO range and goes all the way up to 256.000, that's three stops higer than D800. The d4 shutter is build to last 400.000 cycles vs the 200.000 for the D800. In short: if you are a photojurnalist of one or another kind the D4 is for you. If you do studio work or landskape the D800 is maybe the right camera for you. D800 is definitely the I'm going after.
Dorje M: I'm a Canon user and think this looks like a great camera. I'll stick with Canon because I have the glass and I like their cameras too.
But I just hate this petty crap between some Nikonheads and some Canonheads. Canon stole an early march on FF and that pushed Nikon to work harder & innovate. More recently Nikon stole a march with high ISO IQ and pushed Canon to work harder and innovate. Kudos to them for that.
At the end of the day the photography is what matters, not this my-wiener's-bigger-than-yours type competition and carping comments! Grow up
I could not agree more. For over thirty years now I have had Nikons. At the same time my oncle has had Canons. Sometime I envy him of his cameras and sometime he envy me of mine. But all the time we like our own cameras as well as each others. But most of all, we like the head to head competition of Canon and Nikon, which have produced better and better cameras every year. To day you can find amasing Canons as well fantastic Nikons. So what is the problem? The new D4 is a logical evolution of the fantastic D3. I´m convinced that the upcoming Canon 1D X will also be a fantastic camera. But with the investment in my glasses I will stick to my Nikon as well as my oncle will stick to his Canon because of his investment in the Canon lenses. The 6k price tag is what you would expect for a camera of this quality and ability. If you do not have use for what D4 has to offer, it would be a waste of money to buy one.